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MelbourneMSO vs. Tripod

Bernstein
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Benjamin Northey

MelbourneMeet the Orchestra with Tripod

Bernstein
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Benjamin Northey

MelbourneKolja Blacher

Haydn, Bernstein, Beethoven
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Kolja Blacher

MelbourneBernstein Classics

Copland, Mahler, Bernstein
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Bramwell Tovey; Nicholas Tolputt; Liane Keegan; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus

MelbourneBernstein On Broadway

Bernstein
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Bramwell Tovey; Sarah Fox; Liane Keegan; Michael Petruccelli; Brett Polegato

MelbourneTosca

Puccini: Tosca
Andrea Battistoni; John Bell; Opera Australia; Michael Scott-Mitchell; Teresa Negroponte; Latonia Moore; Diego Torre
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Opera Australia's beautiful La traviata returns to Melbourne

Corinne Winters (Violetta) © Jeff Busby
The quality cast purred, but glorious roars are required to jolt audiences from placid enjoyment of Opera Australia’s gorgeous 24-year-old production of this Verdi classic.
***11
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Sir Andrew Davis leads Elgar’s Gerontius in Melbourne

Sir Andrew Davis © Lucas Dawson
The double choir triumphs in the MSO’s massive, mostly successful attack on an English choral masterpiece all too rarely performed in Australia.
***11
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Soloists and orchestra shine in MSO Opening Gala

Stuart Skelton © Simon Fernandez
A celebration of composer, soloist and orchestral excellence in an eclectic, if slightly eccentric, gala opening program to launch the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's 2018 season.
****1
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Bartók and Shostakovich with power and precision in Melbourne

Alina Ibragimova © Eva Vermandel
Pitch-perfect Bartók by Ibragimova and a boldly expansive reading of Shostakovich's Fifth by Hrůša made for an insightful evening's reflection on musical early modernity.
****1
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Fraternity and frivolity: from Bizet to Elgar in Melbourne

Benjamin Northey © Ross Calia
Under Benjamin Northey's baton and Kristian Chong's fingers, Bizet's Carmen Suite and Saint-Saëns' Second Piano Concerto dazzle, but it's Elgar's Sospiri and Enigma Variations that truly made the evening.
***11
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A meeting of masterly musical minds

Richard Egarr © Marco Borggreve
Egarr, Bezuidenhout and the MSO are the perfect match in this celebration of Mozart's wit and genius, delivering historically grounded and exhilarating interpretations of treasured favourites.
****1
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